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Still shot from the movie: Live Free or Die Hard.

Live Free or Die Hard

In this next installment of the Die Hard franchise, Bruce Willis reprises his role as Detective John McClane. This time the veteran police officer is trying to track down a group of computer-hacking terrorists who have taken control of America's basic infrastructure. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C-
Violence: D
Sexual Content: B-
Language: C
Drugs/Alcohol: A
Run Time: 130
Theater Release: 26 Jun 2007
Video Release: 19 Nov 2007
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Why Is Live Free or Die Hard Rated PG-13?


This intense action thriller contains very high levels of violence for a US rated PG-13 film. Dozens of primary and secondary characters are killed by gunfire, beatings, vehicle accidents and other means. Often, we see brutal beatings and injuries on screen—like a man’s head smashing through a windshield, a person being slammed against a wall, or someone getting shot with blood effects. Some of these physical confrontations involve women, and one female character is portrayed as being nearly invincible until she meets a violent death at the hands of her male opponent (which involves being strangled with a cable and then dropped down an elevator shaft). Frequent profanities include many moderate and mild expletives along with terms of Christian deity. Sexual content is limited to one scene where a couple is seen kissing in a car and the man places his hand on a woman’s clothed breast (an action to which she objects).

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